Disaster and Emergency News and Resources for Housing Counselors

This page contains a collection of news, resources, and guidance to assist housing counselors with response and recovery efforts specific to disasters. Launched in 2017 following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, this page is updated frequently with the latest information and links following each new disaster that occurs.

All HUD participating housing counseling agencies impacted by disasters are encouraged to review the Housing Counseling Disaster Recovery and Emergency Preparedness Resources located on the HUD Exchange. It contains disaster recovery and emergency preparedness resources specifically for housing counseling programs and provides immediate access to the:


Reminder: Housing Counseling Handbook 7610.1, Chapter 5-11, B. 3-d, requires when any aspect of an agency’s purpose is impaired and can no longer comply with programmatic requirements, regulations or grant agreement (e.g., not functioning due to a disaster or emergency) the agency must notify HUD (their point of contact) within 15 days. Please send your questions to housing.counseling@hud.gov. Please type “DART” on the subject line.

 

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Housing Counseling Disaster Recovery Toolkit

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Disaster Recovery Trainings

For additional housing counseling trainings, check the Housing Counseling Training Digest, updated weekly.

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For a complete list of Housing Counseling Disaster Recovery Webinars, visit Housing Counseling Webinar Archive: Select Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Section.

Recent FEMA Declarations

Read the 2018-2019 disaster declarations made by FEMA where individual assistance is offered:

Disaster Incident Period Declaration Date
Texas Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4454) June 24-25, 2019 July 17, 2019
Louisiana Tropical Storm Barry (EM-3416) July 10-15, 2019 July 11, 2019
Oregon Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides (DR-4452) April 6-21, 2019 July 9, 2019
Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding (DR-4451) April 29 - July 5, 2019 July 9, 2019
California Earthquakes (EM-3415) July 4, 2019 and continuing July 8, 2019
Alaska Shovel Creek Fire (FM-5828) June 22, 2019 June 28, 2019
Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding (DR-4450) April 13-14, 2019 June 20, 2019
Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, Flooding, landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4449) April 28, 2019 and continuing June 20, 2019
Oglala Sioux Tribe Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, And Flooding (DR-4448) March 13-26, 2019 June 20, 2019
Ohio Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslide (DR-4447) May 27-29, 2019 June 18, 2019
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Severe Storms And Flooding (DR-4446) March 13 - April 1, 2019 June 17, 2019
Vermont Severe Storms And Flooding (DR-4445) April 15, 2019 June 14, 2019
North Dakota Flooding (DR-4444) April 7-13, 2019 June 12, 2019
Idaho Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides (DR-4443) March 21 - April 28, 2019 June 12, 2019
Minnesota Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding (DR-4442) March 12 - April 28, 2019 June 12, 2019
Arkansas Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4441) May 21 - June 14, 2019 June 8, 2019
South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, and Flooding (DR-4440) March 13 - April 26, 2019 June 7, 2019
Louisiana Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-4439) April 24-25, 2019 June 3, 2019
Oklahoma Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-4438) May 7 - June 9, 2019  June 1, 2019
Arkansas Severe Storms and Flooding (EM-3414) May 21 - June 14, 2019 and continuing May 30, 2019
Louisiana Flooding (EM-3413) May 10, 2019 May 28, 2019
Montana Flooding (EM-3412) March 20 - April 10, 2019 May 25, 2019
Oklahoma Flooding (EM-3411) May 7, 2019 and continuing May 25, 2019
Montana Flooding (DR-4437) March 20 - April 10, 2019 May 24, 2019
Navajo Nation Snowstorm and Flooding (DR-4431) February 21-24, 2019 May 21, 2019
Missouri Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides (DR-4435) March 11 - April 16, 2019 May 20, 2019
California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides (DR-4434) February 24 - March 1, 2019 May 17, 2019
Guam Typhoon Wutip (DR-4433) February 23-25, 2019 May 3, 2019
Oregon Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides (DR-4432) February 23-26, 2019 May 2, 2019
California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides (DR-4431) February 13-15, 2019 May 1, 2019
Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa Severe Storms And Flooding (DR-4430) March 13 - April 1, 2019 April 29, 2019
Mississippi Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, And Flooding (DR-4429) February 22 - March 29, 2019 April 23, 2019
Kentucky Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides (DR-4428) February 6 - March 10, 2019 April 17, 2019
Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides (DR-4427) February 19 - March 30, 2019 April 17, 2019
Alabama Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, And Flooding (DR-4426) February 19 - March 20, 2019 April 17, 2019
Soboba Band Luiseno Indians Severe Storms And Flooding (DR-4425) February 14-15, 2019 April 8, 2019
Ohio Severe Storms, Flooding, And Landslides (DR-4424) February 5-13, 2019 April 8, 2019
Cahuilla Band of Indians Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4423) February 14, 2019 March 28, 2019
La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4422) February 14-15, 2019 March 26, 2019
Iowa Severe Winter Storm and Flooding
(DR-4421)
March 12 - June 15, 2019 March 23, 2019
Nebraska Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4420) March 9 - April 1, 2019 March 21, 2019
Alabama Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Tornadoes (DR-4419) March 3, 2019 March 5, 2019
Alaska Earthquake
(DR-4413)
November 30, 2018 January 31, 2019
California Wildfires
(DR-4407)
November 8-25, 2018 November 12, 2018
North Marina Islands Super Typhoon Yutu
(DR-4404)
October 24-26, 2018 October 26, 2018
Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, and Landslides
(DR-4402)
August 17 - September 14, 2018 October 18, 2018
Georgia Hurricane Michael
(DR-4400)
October 9-23, 2018 October 14, 2018
Florida Hurricane Michael
(DR-4399)
October 7-19, 2018 October 11, 2018
South Carolina Hurricane Florence
(DR-4394)
September 8, 2018 September 16, 2018
North Carolina Hurricane Florence
(DR-4393)
September 7, 2018 September 14, 2018
California Wildfires And High Winds
(DR-4382)
(Lake County added – in addition to Shasta)
July 23, 2018 August 04, 2018

For a complete list of FEMA Declarations, visit the FEMA webpage.

2017 Major Disasters

California Fires

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Nate